Pyrotechnic Effects Firm Irked at Lil Wayne

(CN) – Lil Wayne stiffed a special effects company for more than $85,000 for services and equipment used by the rapper during a series of 2013 concerts, a lawsuit claims.
     Plaintiff Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. is a well-known special effects company within the entertainment industry, with offices in Las Vegas and Ontario.
     In its more than 25 years in business, it has worked with artists ranging from Britney Spears and Metallica to Paul McCartney and Lady Gaga.
     In a complaint filed in May in Miami-Dade County, Pyrotek says Lil Wayne, whose given name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., owes it $85,964.83 for its services. According to reports published in a number of entertainment trade papers, the company has worked with the rapper, providing him with a number of custom flame effects, including a flaming microphone stand.
     The complaint focuses on the period between July 8 and September 2, 2013. Pyrotek that even though it incurred huge costs to provide defendant with high quality services, the international recording artist has failed to pay for such.
     “Plaintiff lacks an adequate remedy at law as services rendered by plaintiff were not done pursuant to a contract,” the complaint says.
     Pyrotek Specials Effects Inc. seeks compensatory damages on claims of unjust enrichment.
     Lil Wayne’s attorneys did not respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
     Pyrotek is represented by Lilian Rodriguez-Baz from Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog from Miami, Fla.

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